There are many metaphors used to describe our dual nature.
The Beast - We are animals that are driven by insatiable appetites for wealth and power. Our self
interest is seldom enlightened and frequently carries us into disaster. We care little for the
welfare of others until it impinges on our own. We use all our resources to dominate and
Demonic - We lust for power and often use supernatural means to attempt to gain control of the
world around us. We use religious language and institutions to enforce our will and control the
people in our lives.
Sinner - We are prone to commit unspeakable acts of violence when all else fails. We often
masquerade our intensions as being holy to gain followers and hide our true intent. We lie,
steal, and murder to get what we want.
Hater - We care for people that we deem worthy, but would willingly exterminate those whom we
fear, if given a chance. We actively support injustice and genocide if it advances our goals,
despite the suffering it causes.
Beauty - We are created in the image of God and are works of beauty. We are spiritual beings that
will live forever. We are the highest of created beings in the universe.
Divine - We have a spirit that possesses the divine nature of God. We long for truth, justice,
and beauty. We seek to live our lives in purity and consistency with the will of God.
Saint - We are deeply disturbed when evil triumphs and would gladly sacrifice our lives to bring
redemption. We fight injustice and seek to make the world better in every way.
Lover - We are passionate lovers, looking for reconciliation and peace. We hope in the future and
trust others to see it come to pass.
The dual nature of humans shows up everywhere: family, communities, nations, churches, businesses,
How can this be?
Beast and Beauty
Demonic and Divine
Sinner and Saint
Hater and Lover
Two beings in one body. Welcome to the human race!